UEFA approves 10-game racism ban, blood tests

The new measures will come into force on June 1. UEFA also announced that it will extend the use of blood tests to detect doping from next season onwards.

updated: May 23, 2013 23:18 IST
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London: European football's governing body UEFA on Thursday formally ratified plans to impose 10-game European suspensions on players and officials found guilty of racism.

Racist behaviour by supporters will initially be punished with a partial stadium closure, with a full stadium closure for a second offence.

The new measures were approved at the organisation's executive committee meeting in London, but UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said individual member associations could still opt to introduce their own anti-racism sanctions, after England's Football Association announced plans for minimum five-game bans.

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